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Sunny start to the week in the Okanagan

Okanagan skies should be mostly sunny to start the week before clouds roll in, bringing snow and possibly rain to the latter half.
February 10, 2020 - 11:00 AM

We've reached a weather turning point as we begin moving away from the depths of winter as the days begin to lengthen.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says the week will start off with some sunshine before Pacific weather systems bring clouds and a few flurries or showers for the latter half of the week.

“Temperatures should be around 3 to 6 Celsius by day, slightly above normal, but it will still be cool enough for most of the precipitation to be snow,” he says.

Today, Feb. 10, in the Okanagan skies should clear this morning with a daytime high of 3 Celsius in Vernon and Kelowna.

Increasing cloudiness and a 40 per cent chance of flurries overnight are expected with a low of -1 C.

Penticton should see a high of 6 C and a low of 0 C, with south winds at 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon.

Cloudy skies are expected overnight in Penticton, with south winds at 30 km/h gusting to 50.

Tuesday could see a 30 per cent chance of flurries in the morning followed by a 30 per cent chance of rain showers in the afternoon for Vernon and Kelowna.

Winds should become southwest at 20 km/h gusting to 40 around noon, with the snow level rising to 1,000 metres in Vernon and Kelowna.

Penticton should see mainly sunny skies Tuesday with south winds at 30 km/h gusting to 50, becoming northwest at 30, gusting to 50 near noon.

Tuesday’s high should reach 6 C with a low of -4 C in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton.

A sunny day is expected Wednesday, with a high of 6 C.

Clouds could return overnight along with a 60 per cent chance of flurries and a low to -2 C.

There is a 60 per cent chance of flurries on Thursday with a high of 4 C.

Thursday night could see a 30 per cent chance of showers and a low of -3 C.

Clouds are in the forecast Friday with the high reaching 4 C. There is a 60 per cent chance of flurries overnight with a low of -3 C.

A grey weekend appears to be on the horizon, with clouds and a 60 per cent chance of flurries or rain on Saturday and Saturday night, with a high of 3 C and a low of -2 C.

More clouds are expected Monday with a high to 5 C.

The Okanagan’s normal high and low for this time of year is 1 C and -6 C.


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